Radio and TV presenter Anele Mdodo has been added to a prestigious list of hosts during the African leg of the Global Citizen Festival.

The festival will take place on 2 December at the FNB Stadium and will feature global superstars Beyonce and Jay Z, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran and Usher. They will share the stage with local hitmakers Cassper Nyovest, Sho Majozi and Nigerian stars Tiwa Savage and Wiz Kid.

“I am besides myself!!!! Just been added to the list of amazing MCs for (Global Citizen Festival) in Johannesburg on the 2nd of December,” Mdoda wrote on Instagram.

Also hosting on the day is Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah, Tyler Perry and Bonang Matheba, among others.

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The concert is inching closer and chances to win tickets to the philanthropic-aimed concert are still available.

The City of Joburg (COJ) and Global Citizen partnered to host their last city-wide clean-up initiative on 17 November from 9am until 1pm. According to the municipality’s website the monthly campaigns are aimed at getting Joburgers to take action to improve the environment, reduce pollution, cut plastic use and promote a healthier lifestyle. 

“Residents are encouraged to join these clean ups to ensure the upkeep of their environment, practice active citizenry and stand a chance to win tickets to the festival,” said Thato Noinyane, who represents the Global Citizen Festival.
“For both Global Citizen and the COJ a clean environment is very important to us because the correlation that power cycle of poverty and the environment. As you may know, some 15 million people live and work within sprawling municipal rubbish tips around the globe. This not only poses health issues, but also the ordinary man’s lifespan and severely decreases one’s chances in life,” she said.

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Since the campaign kicked off, 8 627 bags of trash have been collected, one dumping site has been turned into a park and there have been 1 600 participants in Johannesburg.
The last initiative between COJ and Global Citizen will take place at the following places:
  • Sunninghill taxi rank, Witkoppen Road
  • Randburg CBD, Bram Fischer Drive between June Avenue and Dover Street
  • Westgate Shopping Mall, 141 Ontdekkersweg, Horison Park
  • Pimville, (open space opposite Maponya Mall), Chris Hani Road
  • Alexandra, Cnr Rev Sam Bhuti (previously Selborne) and 20th Avenue
  • Hillbrow Theatre, 14 Kapteijn Street, Hillbrow
  • Ennerdale Ext 1, Cnr Iris Crescent and Olympus Street